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Head Start Community Program of Morris County is accepting applications for all programs.

For over 55 years, we have provided exceptional, comprehensive

early care and educational services to Morris County families. 



  • Pregnant Mothers

  • Children 0-3 years of age

  • Families that are available for weekly sessions with a home educator

Early Head Start Center-Based 

  • Children ages 18 months to 3 years

  • Families interested in 7- hour classroom day, 11 months per year (September through July)

Head Start


  • Children 3 or 4 years old before 10/1 of school year

  • Families interested in a full day preschool program

  • Partnership pre-k slots may be available for children residing in Dover, Morristown, Wharton and Mine Hill

Subsidy Funded Preschool Program

  • Children 3-5 years of age

  • Families that qualify for NJ’s Child Care Assistance Program*

  • Families interested in full day preschool

*Our office will assist you in reviewing your eligibility

Who Is Eligible for Our Free Services? 

  • Income - Families living in Morris County with incomes at or below federal poverty level 

  • Families receiving public assistance (TANF, SSI, SNAP)

  • Families who are homeless or “doubled up” or living in temporary housing

  • Children in foster care

  • Children receiving preschool special educational services or Early Intervention (with an IEP or IFSP)

  • Other special circumstances (can be discussed during our confidential application process)


How Do I Apply?

  1. Complete the online application below, or download form and bring to Head Start

  2. A member of our trained staff will conduct an application interview with you and request your documentation to verify information

  3. All applicants must submit proof of child’s age, vaccines, proof of income or public assistance, proof of residency, and/or documentation  of any other special circumstances

  4. Once all documents are received you will receive a letter stating your application status (Accepted or Waitlisted)

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